Many of the prompts in my book, Your Journal Companion, can lead to great storytelling on paper as you allow yourself to write about the experiences that have shaped your life and hold meaning for you.
It doesn’t matter who you are – a corporate CEO or an elementary school teacher … – the qualities that embody emotional intelligence can and should be cultivated.
How do you deal with an emotional challenge? Do you try to ignore it? Brave it out amidst the demands of life? Or do you honor it, acknowledge it, and give it some space and time?
In the dictionary, “seeker” is synonymous with words such as hunter, chaser, pursuer and explorer. I don’t know about you but when I hear words like this I envision someone on the go, in vigorous physical action … But another kind of seeking exists that many of us are not acquainted with …
I am certain you’ve heard the phrase, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.” Well, it’s true and wise phrase, not just for horses, but for people, too.
or many of us, our social plans are the source of relaxed interaction with others, a way for decompressing from the demands of life or, if one works alone, a way of reconnecting with the world. So what happens when you are ripe and ready for some fun or stimulating conversation and, suddenly, plans get canceled?
Sages around the world are saying that we are moving into a time, starting this fall, when the old ways of doing things will not serve us as they have in the past. We must be willing to awaken to new ways of thinking, being and doing.
In an age where texting and email reign as two of our main forms of interpersonal communication, letter writing is a novel experience for many people.
Certainly, some acts of kindness take time and resources. But many take nothing more than a smile, an encouraging word, an arm to lean on, …
Some time ago I read a great, little article in a health journal* about procrastination – that dogged, dirty word that makes many of us want to hide in shame. In this proactive, accomplishment-driven world, procrastination is a painful visitation.